Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by explosivity, Dec 19, 2009.
Curious as to where you got that "outstanding" word from. He has been solid (there's the word I used) on most every 1-2-3 Kuester has put him on. I haven't noticed these "lowly" 2's going off on him. At least nothing that would indicate a trend. He gets thrown into a lot of tough matchups, and has held up well. He's not the type of "combo" that you have to hide on that end of the floor.
Billups is a career 41% shooter. So how exactly does he shoot a "high percentage from any range"...? The Billups "clutch" myth continues to live on, I see...
In all fairness he was clutch that one year.. remember he even hit that half court shot to send it to overtime against jersey..
He shoots a lot of 3 pointers, so you have to look at his eFG%. Here is how they compared last year- Stat: Stuckey/ Billups FG%: .439/ .418 eFG: .452/ .501 TS%: .508/ .592 FT%: .803/ .913 For comparison, Ben Gordon's eFG% this year is .500
Might be useful to at least see him play a few games with a team around him of at least ordinary NBA ability to score the basketball. If he looks the same with Rip, Tay, and BenG on the floor, then yeah, no chance.
It was blatantly obvious last night that this team is relying on Stuckey to score way too much. He just does not have any other "confident" weapons to help him. As I said in a post earlier; his decision making is based upon the curren health of the team and now it seems as though the rest of the team is feeling the same way. They are determined to keep the ball in his hands. He passes to his teammates and they are all in a hurry to get the ball back in his hands. We have become very stagnant on offense and easily defendable. It appears to me that the whole team has taken the mindset that we won't become a winning team until our MASH unit is healthy. Their body language seems as though they are just trying to stay afloat until the rest of the team gets back. It seems that playing undermanned is taking its toll on this team???
Exactly - all-star is just a popularity contest.
Perceptive post. No floor leadership because of the acquiesce toward past leaders, who are comfortable remaining quietly on the bench. If they are going to make the playoffs then JD needs to make trades. The only fitful style for them to play is run, run, run.
I admit, a bit of embellishment on my part. Just wanting to get a head start (forum talking points) on his defensive abilities. It should go without saying, that the high talents of Stuckey should help us lock down any player he has in front of him. This goes for some astute switching from his end. That should be worth 10 points per game and game alters some factors on the other team.
There are certain things that a PG does and has that make him/her effective:Court awarenessCan see the whole floorKnows where all 9 other players arecan see and exploit mismatches, even when him/her has the mismatchruns a set to create a mismatchcan get the team into their halfcourt set quick enough so that if plan A doesn't work then we can get into plans B,C, and D.Can handle the rock, keeps the Spaulding on a string like a yo-yo, the dribble stays low, and tight on the body. If the defender reaches, the ball is so close that it will allows draw a whistleHigh hoop IQ, basically an extension of the coachSorry folks, but I don't care who else is on the court, Stuckey doesn't do these things, and good luck waiting patiently for him to "develop". I am a 33 year old Black Male, no matter how "patiently" you wait, I'll never develop into a 19 year old Latina. Stuckey is what he is, a 2-Guard that can play SOME point, whose minutes need to stay down around 28-32.
It doesn't matter how good of a band conducter you are if the people playing the instruments don't know which end to blow into.
They are blowing though.
Wow...I can't' say you are obtuse.
These professional musicians are being paid millions to read music.
Not the ones we are currently playing.
Permission to bring this thread up in 1-2 years... while Stuckey is currently being burried as a PG... crowe stew is a tasty treat.
Agreed, sir. All has been said, all we can do now is wait and see, and somebody will be eating heartily..........who? TBD..........
Totally agree Kgreg and here is a few more basic fundamentals of a good PG - Opens passing lanes - Needs to always be aware of the shot clock, timeouts, the score - Able to read cuts (Stuckey POOR at this) - Always aware of player positioning (see above) - Dictates tempo - He is the floor coach (quarterback) - OPENS PASSING LANES
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